February 20, 2007
Charles Finger moved to Fayetteville (Washington County) in 1920, where he continued a distinguished career as a writer. In 1925, one of the thirty-six books he published after moving to Fayetteville, Tales from Silver Lands, won the Newbery Prize. During the Great Depression, he served as an editor for the well-known Federal Writers Project publication Arkansas: A Guide to the State. Finger, seen in this late-nineteenth-century photograph, died in 1941 and had a Fayetteville park named in his honor.